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Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Since its creation, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and its predecessors have considered, reported, and overseen some of the most important legislation ever enacted by the United States Congress.

This far-reaching legislative activity can be described in the following major areas: energy resources and development, including regulation, conservation, strategic petroleum reserves and appliance standards; nuclear energy; Indian affairs; public lands and their renewable resources; surface mining, Federal coal, oil, and gas, other mineral leasing; territories and insular possessions; and water resources.

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Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Senate Passes Major Water Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following statement after the Senate passed, S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, through a bipartisan vote of 99-1. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives by voice vote in September, now heads to the president’s desk.
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Cantwell Secures Major Win for Outdoor Recreation & Conservation, Land and Water Conservation Fund...

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-WA) secured a major win for outdoor recreation and conservation efforts across the country by passing her Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) legislation out of committee. S.569, which would fully fund and reauthorize this landmark conservation program, passed 16-7 and now heads to the Senate floor
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Cantwell Secures “Early Action” Infrastructure Provision in Water Package

The House of Representatives passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA). As part of this Act, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell
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Murkowski Welcomes DOE Awards for Alaska Projects

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today welcomed the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement that two Alaska projects will receive a total of $3.6 million to support the development of innovative marine energy technologies.
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Cantwell To Congress: We Need To Empower Communities With Collaborative Water Management Solutions

Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) in a hearing to examine Western water issues called for an improvement in providing communities with water management tools for the future
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Murkowski: Investments in Water Infrastructure and Management Systems Vital to Protecting Communities from Drought

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing to examine the western water outlook for 2018 and three bills to upgrade water infrastructure, management, and storage systems to ensure our communities have access to clean, reliable water supplies.
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Cantwell Presses Secretary Perry On Trump Administration’s Failure To Protect Energy Infrastructure

Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) questioned Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. Senator Cantwell expressed concerns that drastic cuts to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) budget will harm our ability to defend critical energy infrastructure, make progress at nuclear cleanup sites, and grow the U.S. clean energy economy.
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Murkowski: Common Sense Solutions and Cooperation Necessary to Protect Energy Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing to examine opportunities to promote the cybersecurity and resiliency of our nation’s critical energy infrastructure. “Protecting our nation’s energy infrastructure is critical to maintaining so much of the American way of life,” Murkowski said. “We have repeatedly heard how protection of our nation’s critical assets is a shared responsibility, with federal, state, and private sector partners working together to improve cyber defenses and sharpen responses to cyber attacks
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Cantwell Introduces New Comprehensive Energy Legislation

This week, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), unveiled several bills to be considered for, comprehensive energy legislation. Specifically, Sen. Cantwell’s bills address enhancing cybersecurity in the energy sector, modernizing and securing the grid, expanding our energy workforce, and accelerating the transition to cost-saving smart buildings.
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Cantwell To Congress: We Must Meet Consumer Demand For Modern Energy Infrastructure

Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) called for greater investments for modernizing energy infrastructure to help lower rates for consumers and create the good paying jobs of the future
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Cantwell Statement On Trump Plans To Gut Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency Programs

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) made the following statement regarding the Trump administration proposal to cut the Department of Energy’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs by 72 percent for FY19
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Murkowski: Streamlining the Federal Permitting Process is Essential to Modernizing U.S. Energy Infrastructure

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired an oversight hearing to examine the permitting processes for energy and resource infrastructure projects at the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
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Murkowski: Smart Building Technologies Promote Energy Efficiency and Resiliency in American Homes and Businesses

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing to discuss new efficiency opportunities provided by advanced building management and control systems. The committee heard from representatives of the Department of Energy (DOE), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Southern Company, and Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions.
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Murkowski: Emerging Technologies Key to Protecting U.S. Energy Infrastructure from Cyber Intrusions

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing to discuss the innovation of emerging cyber technologies that can be used to protect our nation’s electric grids and other critical energy infrastructure from future cyberattacks. The committee heard from representatives of the Pacific Northwest, Oak Ridge and Idaho National Laboratories, Qubitekk, and New Context Services.
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Energy and Natural Resources Committee Developing Western Water and Drought Legislation

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power Chairman Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., last week held a bipartisan roundtable to discuss opportunities to reduce federal red tape for aquifer recharge when it does not impact other water users, fully respects state primacy on groundwater, and complies with state water law.
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Department of Energy Awards Grants to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) applauded the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will receive grants to develop new cybersecurity technologies and tools and strengthen grid resilience.
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Department of Energy awards $1.9 Million Grant to The City of Seattle Department of...

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) applauded the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement that the City of Seattle Department of Transportation will receive a $1.9 million grant to accelerate the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in Seattle.
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Committee Reviews Key Interior and Energy Nominees

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, yesterday chaired a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to consider six of President Trump’s nominees for key positions at the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Interior (DOI).
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Committee Reviews U.S. Energy and Resource Security

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing held by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to examine the status of U.S. and North American energy and resource security. The hearing examined everything from the significant benefits that have resulted from the elimination of the domestic ban on crude oil exports in December 2015 to the need to maintain U.S. nuclear leadership and improve our waning mineral security.
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Recent Cyber Attacks Show We Need A Strategy To Protect Our Energy Infrastructure Now...

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) released the following statement after yesterday’s major ransomware attack in at least 65 countries.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Palo Alto Housing

Planning for Inclusive Housing in Palo Alto and Mountain View

Palo Alto Housing and Housing Choices will host an information session on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto.  The purpose of the event is to educate the community about inclusive and affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities

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Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser to Cut the Ribbon on Latest Short-Term Family Housing...

On Tuesday, November 13, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut the ribbon on The Triumph, a short-term family housing program in Ward 8, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards. On October 30, 2018, DC General was closed once and for all